Juan Guaidó warned Tuesday that an advance of the elections for the National Assembly (AN), raised by the regime of Nicolás Maduro, will result in a "disaster" for the Chavista dictatorship.
"What would happen if the regime today dares, and can do so, to give way to an irregular advance call for elections without any conditions? They will drown in contradictions, isolate themselves, drown in disaster", Said the opposition leader to journalists, before a shooting session.
"We stand and stand here, exercising our functions"he added.
Guaidó was proclaimed president responsible for Venezuela on January 23, with the support of fifty countries led by the United States, after ignoring the votes in which Maduro was re-elected in 2018.
For their part, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia and Venezuela, members of the Lima group, they also "categorically rejected the threat of the illegitimate national constituent assembly of the Maduro regime to unconstitutionally demand early elections for the National Assembly of Venezuela, the only legitimate and democratically elected authority".
The possibility of advancing the legislative is part of a "counterattack" after the latest US sanctions, which include a blockade against the assets of Venezuela in that country and actions against companies that negotiate with the regime, the president of the constituent, Diosdado Cabello.
The plenipotentiary body has also lifted the immunity of four deputies of the opposition accused of treason, among other crimes, to answer in the ordinary courts for their support for a failed military uprising led by Guaidó on 30 April.
In total 25 parliamentarians have been deprived of their jurisdiction, especially for that revolt.
United States National Security Advisor, John Bolton, described this as Tuesday a "direct attack on democracy" these "illegitimate efforts of the Maduro regime to deprive the immunity of the democratically elected representatives of the Venezuelan people".
"We ask the international community to hold the tyrant Maduro responsible", wrote on Twitter.
"The solution to the crisis in Venezuela can only come from a negotiated process that leads to free and credible presidential elections," he added in a statement, urging the parties to resume negotiations mediated by Norway, which the socialist president froze over the latest sanctions Washington.